How in the world have I not updated this blog since May???? Holy Moly!! SO much has happened in the past few months that I feel like we are just now catching our breath! Two weeks ago we arrived in our new home all the way across the country to South Carolina!! We made it 1100 miles with 5 kids and a dog and no one lost any body parts or flung themselves out of the car window... (I'm not going to lie, I thought about it a couple times) We are pretty much settled in to our new home and the kids are adjusting very well. We have already been to the beach and plan on doing that a LOT!!! Kelly took a position as the Family Life Pastor at a pretty amazing church out here. It was so difficult to leave Oklahoma behind. We have treasured friends there and it has been our home for the last 6 years. I worried a lot about the kids but they are doing great. We are excited about the adventure ahead!!
So an update on the kiddos!!! Kelcie is amazingly beautiful and funny and has her sweet moments! She is almost 14 and has really found her niche in video production. She was sad to leave her Soccer team and FFA but we are hoping and praying for God to bless her back for her sacrifice. Greyson is growing up and changing so much. He is 11 now. Amazingly handsome and has the most tender heart I have ever seen. I am convinced that when he prays, that it moves Heaven and Earth. God has quite the plan for that boy. Conner is quite the clown. It has been a year of transition as his brother is getting older. This is the first time they have not shared a room and nothing warms my heart more to wake up in the morning and seeing one of them sleeping in the others floor or in the bed with them. They have their moments but really do have a special bond. Carrson... Oh my goodness... for those that know him I can just mention his name and people laugh. He is a big 4 year old now. He sleeps in his own bed and started going to "school" at the church this week. He loved it and can't wait to go back. He is a mess and his big sister tells us quite often that we need to "discipline" him more. Its quite hilarious!!! Miss Mayah Grace is a whopping 2 years old now and she is 2 in every aspect of the word. She is our girly girl, diva, princess etc etc etc. She loves her bubbies and sissy so much abut Carrson Has a special place in her heart! We are so amazingly blessed with these kids. I am so thankful to God for entrusting them to us.
We are still trudging through this adoption from Haiti. Haiti is a very complex place and has a lot of corruption that unfortunately affects people trying to adopt. Some people see the children as a way to make money off of "Rich Americans" We are having to deal with our own situations in Haiti regarding London and Samuel but we are fighting for them. We are doing whatever it takes. We would love your prayers for God to continue to keep His hand on them and that His Will be done.
We love you all and are so thankful for you. I promise now that I'm a "stay at home mom" that I will do a better job of updating you on this crazy circus we call life!!!